I love mixing fabric textures in a room - linens with velvets with silks. But with kids in the house, the silks usually need to be pillows or curtains. Fine by me - I love silk curtains! I found an inexpensive silk fabric source in the garment district and had planned to just make my own panels. But then I stumbled on these panels at JC Penney for about $50 each. Real silk with lining? I couldn't pass that up.
I bought four panels for my long window wall, which should be just enough width to combine and make two very wide panels. I bought them extra long so I could sew in my own pleating (tutorial on the way!).
I got the Ming Blue color which, despite the preview color on the JCP site, looks like a mix between all of these curtains below. A dark, moody slate blue. I'm loving it.